opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought(noun)
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
"my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populi(noun)
a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
"he asked for a poll of public opinion"
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement(noun)
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
"opinions are usually written by a single judge"
the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
"his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
To have or express as an opinion.
Origin: opinion, opinioun, from and opinion, from opinio, from opinari, the infinitive of opinor.
In general, an opinion is a belief about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. it is based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs. Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-pin′yun, n. one's belief, judgment: favourable estimation: (Shak.) opinionativeness.—adjs. Opin′ionable, that may be matter of opinion; Opin′ionāted, Opin′ioned, firmly adhering to one's own opinions.—adv. Opin′ionātely (obs.).—adj. Opin′ionātive, unduly attached to one's own opinions: stubborn.—adv. Opin′ionātively.—ns. Opin′ionātiveness; Opin′ionist. [L.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The prodigal son of Thought. =PUBLIC OPINION= The world's champion pugilist, who has knocked out Law in many a hard fought bout.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1382
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1619
Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Nouns Frequency: #487
The numerical value of opinion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of opinion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope the same, without such opinion, despair.
I just never let anything bother me, man. I know myself really well. Nobody's opinion of me can shake my opinion of myself.
Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.
The opinion of the majority or the minority is of no importance! The important thing is the opinion of the Truth, of the Reason, of the Logic, of the High Intelligence!
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- заключение, мнение, възглед, схващанеBulgarian
- opinióCatalan, Valencian
- stanovisko, názorCzech
- Anschauung, Meinung, Schlussanträge, AnsichtGerman
- προτάσεισ, γνώμη, άποψηGreek
- conclusiones, opiniónSpanish
- arvamus, ettepanekEstonian
- نظر, عقیده, رأیPersian
- mielipide, ratkaisuehdotusFinnish
- conclusions, avis, opinionFrench
- barúil, meas, tuairimIrish
- barail, beachdScottish Gaelic
- ख़याल, विचार, रायHindi
- szakvélemény, vélemény, nézetHungarian
- conclusioni, parere, opinione, concettoItalian
- 의견, 意見Korean
- iudicium, opinioLatin
- Meenung, Usiicht, AvisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- fehma, opinjoniMaltese
- mening, van mening zijn dat, zienswijze, opinie, gedachte, conclusie, opiniëren, visieDutch
- synspunkt, meningNorwegian
- opinia, wydawać opinię, opiniowaćPolish
- opinião, conclusãoPortuguese
- opinie, părereRomanian
- назор, nazor, мнење, mnenje, мишљење, mišljenjeSerbo-Croatian
- návrhy, názorSlovak
- omdöme, mening, tycke, åsikt, uppfattningSwedish
- ఆభిప్రాయపడుట, అభిప్రయముTelugu
- رائے, خیالUrdu
- ý kiến, 意見Vietnamese
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